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Dulverton hydro-electric plant

The first place to harness the power of Exmoor’s rivers to generate electricity was Lynmouth in 1890 using a weir on the East Lyn and a ‘Little Giant’ Lincolnshire turbine but its output was very limited. Porlock tried using a traditional watermill in 1909. The most successful hydro-electric scheme, however, was at Dulverton.

University of London
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Mary Siraut